Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Human Hairdo Project: The Beehive

First up:

I think I'm going to like this hairdo project. All those gently curving parallel lines are very soothing to draw.

And the beehive really is a remarkable thing—an architectural marvel. After looking at whole bunch of photos of various variations, I still don't quite understand how they work. But hats off (literally—'cause there ain't nowhere to put a hat on one of those things) to those that do.


  1. Beautiful. The cat-eye glasses really "complete the look", as they say on those makeover shows.

  2. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Dave, when Ana and I were living in Mississippi the produce guy at the Wal-Mart had a pompadour and mullet mix. Elvis on top, Swayze in the back. Can ya make that happen for us?

  3. Anonymous11:30 PM

    Beehive hair-does (what is the plural of "hair-do"?) were masses of teached sort of curls

    First you take a hunk of longish hair. Then you tease it, that is, you take the comb and, without taking the comb out of the hunk of hair, keep pushing the hairs down so they form a big blob of stuff like cotton candy. Then somehow you cover the blob with unteased hair, and call this mess a big, big curl. (You hadda be there). You pile these "curls" on top of each other, and it looks like a beehive.

    Many people called them rats' nests.

  4. Anonymous11:33 PM

    Oops, that should have been "teased".

  5. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Why do I keep hearing "Rock Lobster" in my head?

  6. Anonymous10:38 AM

    I had a friend in high school, who had as part of her bag of insults the phrase, "Oh, blow it out your hairdo."

    Looking at this drawing gives that insult some second thought - for I would not have wanted anything blown at me from the insides of that.

    Nice work.

    -Anonymous the 2nd

  7. Thank you.

    And "Anonymous the 2nd"... Hmm, that's got my noggin ticking. Perhaps our various recurring anonymites could adopt mysterious and obliquely clever pseudonyms so I can try to guess who they are (because when it's all one big undifferentiated jumble of "Anonymous" I'm completely at a loss and am left scratching around trying to parse out vague linguistic and tonal clues), and then, if I ever figure it out, I can go "Ah ha! It all makes sense, you sly dog you", and then we can share a secret anonymous chuckle and be very pleased with ourselves. Perhaps?

  8. I always thought the behive was a kind of hat that you just took off at night and put on your night stand, next to your cat eye glasses.

  9. Anonymous1:43 PM

    reply from Anonymous the 2nd

    I see, I do have an anomalous anonymous problem.

    I've a great affection for names with a play on words, but I came up with, eh - Punderful and Anonimal - and I'm not thrilled with getting locked into always having to be smarmy.

    Your ideas are welcome. Otherwise, this Anonymous will get back to you about it.

  10. But do you see the dilemna? I can't help you pick an appropriately sneaky and cheeky pseudonym if I don't know who you are. Only the referent can choose the symbol.

    (And guessing is harder than you might think. You're sitting/squatting/floating in the very tangible surrounding of your home/yurt/spacecraft watching your very tangible limbs type in your comments and thinking it's all quite straightforward. I'm running through the list of two-hundred-odd people I know who might drop by this blog once in a while, thinking "Who's into Flight of the Conchords? Well, so-and-so sent me a link to them once, but I don't imagine her using a term like 'Punderful'. And, so-and-so-and-so is into the puns, but...")

  11. Anonymous10:13 PM

    reply from the now former Anonymous the 2nd

    2 hundred??? You know a lot of odd people.

    In addition to being wowed by your volubly stretching the limits of a parenthetical expression, I'm pretty sure the combo of concepts of the second sentence in the expression have never ever ever before been uttered by another human being in the history of man. (I was thinking that recently while spacecraft squatting...which I was doing after having to abandon my yurt. It turns out that yurts aren't so tangible after all.)

    And, I'm going to have to say, a simultaneous act of sitting/squatting/floating makes it very hard to have a straightforward thought (so, apologies).

    I've picked the moniker above, Slimbolala. It accomplishes 3 things: 1) it's a play on words, 2) it contains clues, and 3) it gives me an insidious delight in seeing you potentially and mistakenly ask the wrong people, "Uhh, are you the crackhead?"

    Ádh mór ort!

    Conversion rate of Anonymites to Sneaky, Cheeky, Mysterious and Obliquely Clever Pseudonym Users:
    1 : ?